Here. I posted on Twitter last week about an odd attack at the airport. By happenstance I was just watching her give an interview for the 2015 movie Vita Activa (on Arendt), where she says (I’m paraphrasing), “I speak in favor of plurality. And I’m attacked. Who could be against that?” Then she gives this knowing laugh since on the face it is absurd, yet the forces of reaction (yelling “Trump” at her in Brazil) are there.
Lots of good stuff here:
A. Queering Social Reproduction
Queer Social Reproduction: Co-Opted, Hollowed Out, and Resilient
The political economy of gay sex under homonormativity: bareback, PrEP and welfare provision
Cesare Di Feliciantonio
B. Paid and Unpaid Labor
(Re)production: Everyday life in the workers’ dormitory
Unionizing for the Necessity of Social Reproduction
Yui Hashimoto and Caitlin Henry
C. Health and Nature – available after November 14, 2017
Worms and workers: Placing the more-than-human and the biological in social reproduction
Will McKeithen and Skye Naslund
“Re-wilding” the Body in the Anthropocene and Our Ecological Lives’ Work
Making fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) work: Multiple temporalities and social reproduction in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Paul S.B. Jackson
Here discussing his new book (Les Bords de la fiction [Seuil, 2017]) on literature, the sensible, and the notion of a common world. In French (though the pacing is easy enough for those who have lost fluency). (Also, the pic makes him look half dead–but is five years old.)
Histories of Violence: Affect, Power, Violence — The Political Is Not Personal – Brad Evans speaks with Canadian philosopher and social theorist Brian Massumi. A conversation in Brad Evans’s “Histories of Violence” series in the Los Angeles Review of Books.
6th Derrida Today Conference 2018 – CFP
The 6th Derrida Today Conference will be held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada from May 23-26th 2018. The Conference is being co-organised by Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University), Nicole Anderson (Macquarie University) and Stella Gaon (Saint Mary’s University).
Keynotes: *Tom Cohen (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA) *Drucilla Cornell (Rutgers University, USA) *Alexander Garcia-Düttmann (Berlin University of the Arts, Germany) *Ginette Michaud (Université de Montréal, Canada) *Elizabeth Rottenberg (De Paul University, USA).
The conference will be broadly interdisciplinary and invites contributions from a range of academic, disciplinary and cultural contexts. We will consider papers and panel proposals on any aspect of Derrida’s work, or deconstruction, in relation to various topics and contemporary issues. For further information download the CFP.
Here. A good overview of his own intellectual itinerary (the usual story of the ’68er who shifts right) and his relationship to Foucault.
Bruce Robbins in The Nation reviews Foucault’s Last Decade and Foucault: The Birth of Power. My own review of the two works at 3:AM Magazine is here and I led a discussion concerning the late Foucault in “Foucault’s Last Decade: An Interview with Stuart Elden, Eduardo Mendieta and Dianna Taylor“ for Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy 20.2 : 181-211.